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June 25[edit]

Which one[edit]

Out of Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, which one is more popular? Interactive Fiction Expert/Talk to me 10:10, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

According to this, Super Mario 64 is the 7th best selling video game in the United States, while Zelda didn't make the list. Think outside the box 16:54, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
See List of best-selling video games#Nintendo 64.
Also, if you're going to ask a zillion questions, please try to give them descriptive subject names. "Which one" is worthless as a heading APL (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 16:57, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
While we're at it, this question could have been answered if you'd simply read the article that you linked to. From the Mario 64 article : "Super Mario 64 has been commercially successful; it was the best-selling Nintendo 64 game."
Please try to put a little effort into finding answers for yourself before asking the reference desk. It's really supposed to be more of a 'last resort' for difficult to find information. APL (talk) 17:03, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

I said "popular", not "best-selling". Normally one would expect Mario 64 to be more popular since it's more successful (as you stated above), but Zelda is often put higher in lists of good games. So which one is more popular? Interactive FictionExpert/Talk to me 10:36, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Define "popular" - Highest rated by games magazines?, highest rated in game players polls?, game that has been enjoyed the most by the people who have played it? What conclusion are you trying to get to? - X201 (talk) 12:46, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
"Popular" is a matter of opinion. This is a factual reference desk, not a message board or discussion forum. Ask for facts, not opinions. -- kainaw 15:08, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Please stop doing this. Wikipedia is not a forum. You are not supposed to be "bumping" threads up to the top. And please stop trying to start soap-box topics about Nintendo. Thanks. APL (talk) 15:20, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

I am so asking for facts. And I am not "bumping" this thread - I am repeating it because I didn't get a good enough answer. Interactive Fiction Expert/Talk to me 22:11, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
As stated, "popular" is a matter of opinion. If you want a fact, ask for a fact. For example, you can ask for the game with the most number of magazine articles written about it. You can ask for the game with the highest rating on game ranking websites. You can ask for the game with the most sales. Asking for the most "popular" is asking for everyone's opinion about what it means to be popular. Also, "good enough" is a matter of opinion. Finally, copying and pasting a thread to a current day is "bumping." You have been warned repeatedly to stop. Claiming you are not bumping does not change the fact that you bumped this thread (as well as many others). As I've stated before, you simply do not appear to comprehend that this is a reference desk. It is not a free-for-all message board or discussion forum. -- kainaw 23:02, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
Legend of Zelda, out of my subjective view point. --Proficient (talk) 11:13, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

score of 10[edit]

in gymnastics, in addition of Nadia Comăneci, who's get a score of 10 in the Olympic games and the World Gymnastics Championships?. Breckinridge (talk) 14:17, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Mary Lou Retton plus others who slip my memory. - X201 (talk) 15:02, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
Others include: Nellie Kim, 1976 Olympics; Alexander Dityatin, 1980 Olympics; Bart Conner and Mitch Gaylord, 1984 Olympics; Daniela Silivaş, 1985 Worlds and 1988 Olympics; Aurelia Dobre, 1987 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships; Yelena Shushunova, 1988 Olympics; Lu Li and Lavinia Miloşovici, 1992 Olympics - with Miloşovici earning the last perfect 10, according to her article; 24 men at the 1924 Summer Olympics, all in rope-climbing(!), with one Albert Seguin getting a second 10 in the side vault. Clarityfiend (talk) 18:00, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

wendy wu homecoming warior[edit]

I would like to know where can I find Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior: the Junior Novel (June 30, 2006) Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior 2: the Junior Novel (December 2008) Series Poetry in Motion by Alice Alfonsi (May 12, 2007) Wendy to Shen by Helen Perelman (November 17, 2007) Yan Low is Back by Catherine Hapka (February 26, 2008) Homecoming Dance by Alice Alfonsi (April 28, 2008) Wilson j21 (talk) 16:17, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Help me treat my parents[edit]

I want to do something nice for my parents. It happens they will be in New York City on August 2. Their theater tickets have been canceled. They like musicals, but there don't appear to be any Producers-style megahits that everyone wants to see that will be on then. What type of special night or day out can I buy for my parents for about $200-$300? (They already have Yankees tickets for Aug. 1.) -- Mwalcoff (talk) 21:05, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

You definitely need a good dinner. I work with doctors that go to New York often. Everyone I know who has been to Tavern on the Green has hated it. You wait until you are hours past starving for an overpriced pile of junk that you are no longer in the mood to eat. So, I wouldn't waste money on that. Something smaller, cheaper, and not as well known would be nice. The Firebird will allow you to purchase a dinner ahead of time. One doctor loved it and told others. Now, it is one of the main restaurants they all want to go to. I've also heard a lot of talk about an Italian place, but everyone forgets the name. They only know the location... walk south on Broadway until you hit the NYPD station. Turn right. Walk one block and it is on the right. -- kainaw 22:15, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

How about a not-so-mega musical by an up-and-coming writer and theater company? I'm not talking about community theater - this is New York, after all. You might discover the next big smash before everyone else does. And even if the name isn't good for bragging rights when they get back home, the story and music may very well be just as entertaining. - Aletheia —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.104.139.75 (talk) 22:39, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

What about Hairspray? I saw the London production recently and if the New York one is anywhere near as good they'll love it.Hawkisgirl (talk) 22:27, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Or how about Wicked? --D. Monack | talk 22:43, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

asus eee pc issue[edit]

I would like to know if I can export data or pictures from the PC to a SD card or a USB device. I have been unable to do so and need to know just how to do it. Please give details Doctortat (talk) 22:52, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

You will most likely get better answers at the Computing Ref Desk. --LarryMac | Talk 13:29, 26 June 2008 (UTC)